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Frequently Asked Questions: Heating & Furnaces

Heating & Furnaces

We offer a wide range of heating services & products to keep your home warm!

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Heat Your Home

From gas furnace replacement and electric furnace repair, there’s no reason we can’t keep the heat!

Furnace technology has advanced significantly in recent years, raising concerns over chimney use. As a result of changing technology, many existing masonry chimneys aren’t able to meet the specific demands of new furnaces.

There are several reasons for this furnace-chimney incompatibility. First, the size of the chimney can be an issue. Modern, higher-efficiency furnaces transfer more heat into your home and less heat up the chimney than older, less-efficient units. While this means more efficiency for your energy dollar, it also means that the existing chimney might be too large for the new furnace. The result could be improper ventilation of flue products, which can cause condensation problems inside the chimney.

Other considerations include chimney height and location, proper lining and condition of the chimney. Building codes must also be kept in mind to ensure proper draft in the chimney for adequate ventilation.

Frequently Asked Questions: Cooling & A/C

Like a lot of things in life we create acronyms to condense long phrased terms. As for air conditioning equipment it’s rated, or graded, by something known as the ‘Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating’. As you probably guessed, the higher the number the more efficient the unit performs.
Heat pumps operate like an air conditioner on electricity, but can be used to heat or cool your home. Best suited for moderate climates, Bryant heat pumps can bring heating and cooling comfort to the whole home and can switch between the two easily. Learn more about Bryant heat pumps and find a Bryant dealer in your area who can tell you if your home is right for a heat pump.

Cooling & A/Cs

Call us today to discuss your cooling needs and what we can do to help you.

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Keep the Cool

Don’t suffer the STL humidity.  We have the right equipment to properly cool your home.

Contrary to popular belief there, is no rule of thumb for sizing a system to a home. Depending upon the construction of your home, one (1) ton of air conditioning can cool anywhere from 300 to 800 square feet of home. The only way to insure the size of the system you purchase will be large enough to cool your home, but not any larger than you need, is to have your home’s individual heating and cooling needs evaluated by a licensed professional.
The most important thing you can do is clean and replace your filters frequently. Also, a system heats and cools more evenly when the blower is in the “on” position. The blower provides constant air movement throughout the home, and allows for better filtration. Finally, shades, drapes, shutters, or screens should be installed on windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight.

Frequently Asked Questions: Plumbing & Piping

Plumbing & Water Heaters

Explore our plumbing page to learn more about repairs, replacements and estimates.

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Plumbing Repair & Replacement

From pipes to water heaters, garbage disposal and drain cleaning, we can help you maintain your plumbing system.

The best way to prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and extend the life of your water heater is to install a water softener or water conditioner in your home. These systems are designed to stop scale build-up, protect pipes and fixtures and make all appliances that use water more efficient.

Frequently Asked Questions: Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (also called “indoor environmental quality”) describes how inside air can affect a person’s health, comfort, and ability to work. It can include temperature, humidity, lack of outside air (poor ventilation), mold from water damage, or exposure to other chemicals. Currently, OSHA has no indoor air quality (IAQ) standards but it does provide guidelines about the most common IAQ workplace complaints.
According to studies created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all airborne particles can be eliminated. Filtration devices can help eliminate particles that are too small to be caught by a vacuum. Some filtration devices include UV light units, air filters, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and electronic air cleaners.
1. Pollutant sources: building materials and furnishings; biologicals; products for household cleaning, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; pesticides; oil, gas, kerosene, or wood combustion sources.

2. Poor ventilation: If too little outdoor air enters a building, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and discomfort problems. Indoor air quality began to decline in the 1970’s after the “energy crisis” prompted the building of “tight” houses and office buildings. Spaces around doors and windows where outside air might previously have leaked through are now often sealed by caulking and weather-stripping . The introduction of fresh “makeup” air through air handling systems many times is reduced or even eliminated to save the cost of the energy to heat or cool this fresh air. Indoor air pollutants can not easily escape these tightly constructed buildings.

Indoor air quality problems within a building can generally be resolved by providing sufficient fresh outside air and by eliminating major sources of contamination within the building.

Indoor Air Quality

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Improve Your Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality makes up one of our branches of services and products here at Budget. Click the button below to learn more, browse services and products or purchase filters.

Indoor Air Quality

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